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Uebergewicht #1 Posted 18 October 2017 - 01:04 PM

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Hello fellow tankers,

 

With the details of the upcoming trade-in event announced, I now have to face a decision whether or not I want to trade in my recently aquired T28 HTC, and I would like some input from you.

 

Given that the T28 is worth 7000 gold, trading it in would give me 3500 gold discount on the new tank of my choosing, which sounds quite enticing. On the one hand, most people say the T28 is underwhelming in general, with a rather slow playstyle as an assault gun, workable armor for the tier, but a low HP pool that can melt rather fast. It has two big glaring weak spots, which *can* be hidden behind a corner, but even then leave the cupolas exposed. Even at its strongest, the armor seems only half-way decent against tier 8s and paper to tier 9s, which you will likely face quite often. And as a bottom tier the lack of mobility, accuracy or flexibility in general seemingly makes the T28 HTC a poor fit for support roles as bottom tier. And, personally, I can not recall a single memory in my WoT career where I saw a T28 HTC shape the course of the battle or become an urget threat to me. But then again, these tanks are kind of rare.

 

On the other hand, the T28 HTC is a unique tank acquired in a unique way. It´s one of only two American premium TDs in the game at the moment, with the other, the Scorpion, usually seen as quite a joke tank. So the options for crew training American TDs are serverly limited. While I am not planning on grinding American TDs anytime soon, these notions may change in the future, who knows? Maybe WG will even buff the T28 some day and make it awesome. And unlike most other premium tanks, once I get rid of the T28, I can never repurchase it.

 

 

 

So, what to do? Trade in a tank that is said to be underwhelming and which I have no clear desire to play in the near future for a tank that I know I *will* play, or hold on to it just in case it might be useful later? :) Would really appreciate your input here, especially your experiences with playing the T28 HTC.

 

 

 

PS: If you´re wondering what I would trade it in for, I´m currently eyeing the VK 45.03. While I am already blessed with German crew trainers, this tank seems like a fun change of pace compared to the Löwe, as the VK looks more like a heavium to me, with great gun handling and apparently a pretty good credit modifier which would make it an option to juggle with the Löwe in credit earning sessions.

 

 

EDIT: For those who keep asking, 

Yes, you can trade the T28 Concept in, see here:

https://worldoftanks...de-in-volume-2/


Edited by Uebergewicht, 18 October 2017 - 01:43 PM.


unrealname #2 Posted 18 October 2017 - 01:06 PM

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maybe im wrong, but since when can you trade in mission reward tank?

Dava_117 #3 Posted 18 October 2017 - 01:07 PM

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It's a reward tank so don't sell it.

Mimos_A #4 Posted 18 October 2017 - 01:12 PM

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I'm not going to trade in a tank I'll never be able to get again.

Cannes76 #5 Posted 18 October 2017 - 01:28 PM

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I don't think you can trade it in at all.

Mimos_A #6 Posted 18 October 2017 - 01:30 PM

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Besides, especially in platoons that thing is hilarious.

StinkyStonky #7 Posted 18 October 2017 - 01:36 PM

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View PostCannes76, on 18 October 2017 - 12:28 PM, said:

I don't think you can trade it in at all.

 

You could in the last trade in.  It's possible that this one is different.

 

I'm going to keep mine.  In the recent marathon where you had to be #1 by XP it was one of the tanks that I repeatedly used.  Sure, it's not great against tier 8/9 but in a game where there are 12 tier 7/6/5 it's easy to be the #1 tank.

I actually quite like it.



Uebergewicht #8 Posted 18 October 2017 - 01:40 PM

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I would not have asked that question if I hadn´t checked it first, guys^^

 

https://worldoftanks...de-in-volume-2/

 

T 28 Concept is explicitly listed under "Vehicles that can be traded-in"

 

 

The only tanks that are listed that CANNOT be traded in are

  • Kanonenjagdpanzer
  • ISU-130
  • T-44-100
  • KV-4 Kreslavskiy
  • Chieftain/T95

Which, by the way, also means you could trade in your T25 Pilot if you wanted to.


Edited by Uebergewicht, 18 October 2017 - 01:41 PM.


Hugo_96 #9 Posted 18 October 2017 - 01:58 PM

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I have traided my T28 HTC for panther m10 with first trade-in event and IT was the best decision, so yes you can do it.

 



unrealname #10 Posted 18 October 2017 - 02:40 PM

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the best trade in for t28htc is selling it for credits ;)

The_Georgian_One #11 Posted 18 October 2017 - 02:40 PM

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Yes, you can trade it. I traded it for AT15A and it's a better tank, thanks to limited MM. T28 only works when top tier and against noobs that don't know where to shoot. You can do something sometimes in tier 8 mm, but you're a useless cannon fodder in tier 9.

 

If you have a tank that you want to obtain and 3500 gold will help by all means - do it. Unless you're a tank collector and afraid of using somewhat unique vehicle.



Wintermute_1 #12 Posted 18 October 2017 - 02:50 PM

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Traded it in last time, don't regret it at all.

CaptainThunderWalker #13 Posted 18 October 2017 - 03:04 PM

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I like the T28 HTC. It's a decent tank, though the penetration and gunhandling are lackluster and its roof armor sometimes gets overmatched which is frustrating.

 

But in most matches it performs decently if not good if you angle it properly (which coincidentially allows you to hide your weakspots).


Edited by CaptainThunderWalker, 18 October 2017 - 03:06 PM.


zen_monk_ #14 Posted 18 October 2017 - 03:06 PM

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View PostCaptainThunderWalker, on 18 October 2017 - 02:04 PM, said:

I like the T28 HTC, but it really re

 

"Really re"? Now that's the feature I was looking all this time!

 

:-)

 

edit

The first version was better


Edited by zen_monk_, 18 October 2017 - 03:07 PM.


CaptainThunderWalker #15 Posted 18 October 2017 - 03:10 PM

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View Postzen_monk_, on 18 October 2017 - 03:06 PM, said:

 

"Really re"? Now that's the feature I was looking all this time!

 

:-)

 

edit

The first version was better

 

Sorry, the forum bugged out and placed my post prematurely:hiding:

StinkyStonky #16 Posted 18 October 2017 - 03:14 PM

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In terms of win rate its the 4th best tier 7.

 

http://www.vbaddict.net/statistics.php?tier=7&tanktype=0&nation=0&premium=0&modeid=0&team=0&battles=1000&groupby=0&fieldname=won_lost_ratio&server=



RaxipIx #17 Posted 18 October 2017 - 03:17 PM

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 I actually like the tank. Very strong when using that gun arc around corners.

 

Also it's not like the American line is full of prem TD's to train crews, so for me it's a keeper.



Uebergewicht #18 Posted 18 October 2017 - 04:22 PM

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View PostStinkyStonky, on 18 October 2017 - 03:14 PM, said:

 

Well, the Black Prince is also doing better than the IS and the Tigers, so I´m not sure I trust such a statistic all that much regarding whether or not a tank is good or enjoyable :>

NUKLEAR_SLUG #19 Posted 18 October 2017 - 05:35 PM

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If you trade it in you won't ever be able to get another one. If that bothers you don't do it. If you're totally fine with that then go ahead and spend the gold on something else you'd like.

Pandabird #20 Posted 18 October 2017 - 05:37 PM

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Well it's a real looker though don't you think?




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